Los Cristianos holidays

Pretty as a picture, Los Cristianos holidays take you to one of Tenerife’s most delightful resorts. It merges new facilities with traditional charm, giving you a taste of Canarian life with all the modern trimmings. You have not one but two curved golden beaches to choose from, stretching back to a busy and cosmopolitan seafront promenade that’s so long you can walk all the way to neighbouring Playa De Las Americas. Bobbing in the attractive marina are glass-bottom boats to take you out to the reefs so you can explore the underwater world without getting your feet wet, to ferries that can take you whale watching. If you’re here with the kids, then you have plenty to keep them happy all day long on Los Cristianos holidays. If you need a break from those golden sandy beaches, you’re just 15 minutes away from the local water park and zoo.

Things to do

Pick between Los Cristianos’ bookend beaches, which are both equally beautiful. A vibrant waterfront promenade bustling with shops and cafés runs the length of both beaches, perfect for a mid-morning snack or ice-cream. If you like cranking up the excitement then there are plenty of water sports to try. For something a little more relaxing, head to the marina for a leisurely yacht ride or dolphin-spotting excursion. Save the sunniest day for the Aqualand water park, where the whole family can enjoy crazy rides and cooling off in beautiful lagoons. In the evenings, wander along the seafront and sample some of the local cuisine at a pizzeria or seafood restaurant.

Excellent beaches

Los Cristianos is a great resort as it has a fine amount of beautiful beaches all with soft, white sand and tranquil, turquoise waters. The sea is quite calm and appealing with shallow areas making paddling a priority when visiting.

Las Vistas beach is close to the harbour and makes for a nice day out if you fancy a change from Los Cristianos. Lifeguards patrol the lovely stretch of clean white sand, that gradually slopes into the cool water, which is great for families with small children. There are a lot of amenities on the promenade like small shops and a range of cafes and bars so spending a day here is relaxing.

History and culture

Los Cristianos is favoured for its flowery-decked harbour in the heart of the resort. The large resort was once an old working fishing village that has, over the years, expanded to keep up with the growing tourism in the surrounding areas. Fishing is still a part of the area’s ethos and groups can still take trips to the open water to fish, snorkel and spot the local sea life.

Vibrant nightlife

The feel good atmosphere doesn’t stop when the sun goes down; in fact, the resort turns up the volume and becomes much more energetic. Some of the bars are situated along the coast so you can sip on a drink with picturesque views of the resort lights twinkling on the dark sea.
The perfect bar for a pre-sunset cocktail is The Wild Side. Pop in for a delicious Mojito or Piña Colada and relax in the retro décor on the comfy loungers. The Wild Side also serves great food which you can enjoy whilst listening to an upbeat summer soundtrack. With plenty of other bars open until late, the only decision you’ll have to make is what order to visit them in.

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June and July promise steady beach temperatures and lots of sunshine, with a gentle sea breeze to take the edge off the heat.

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Los Cristianos holidays fly into Tenerife South Airport (TFS) in Tenerife, also known as Reina Sofia Airport.

Los Cristianos is best for...

Families: On top of family-friendly hotels and safe beaches, the resort is a short drive from Tenerife’s Aqualand, a water park and zoo that is bound to be a big hit with the little ones.

Sun worshippers: Los Cristianos’ sweeping golden beaches and long promenade are the ideal places to make the most of the glorious sunshine, with plenty of facilities and amenities, and lots of room even during peak season.

Couples: The resort’s charming marina and waterfront restaurants are perfect for a romantic getaway for two, with that fabulous seafront for those sunset walks along the beach.   

Fast facts for Los Cristianos

Language: The language spoken is Spanish, with English widely spoken throughout the resort.

Currency: The currency used is the Euro (€).

Local time: Los Cristianos is the same time as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Tenerife South Airport. The transfer time to Los Cristianos is just 25 minutes.

Flight time from UK: The Los Cristianos flight time is 4.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at https://www.spain.info/en/.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health. 

Holiday destinations related to Los Cristianos:

  • Costa Adeje
  • Playa De Las Americas
  • Puerto Del La Cruz
  • Getting around Los Cristianos

    By bus: Tenerife has an efficient and cheap bus service that links the major resorts right across the island. From Los Cristianos you can hop on a bus and go exploring, with nearby attractions easily reached. Buses are modern and air conditioned, making them a great way to get around.

    By taxi: There are plenty of taxis in the resort, with the main taxi ranks conveniently positioned right in the middle of the resort. Taxis are white and will have a green light on the roof when available. It’s best to book ahead if you want to make a longer journey, or you want to make sure you get to the airport on time to catch your flight.

    By car: To get around the island in your own time and for maximum day trip opportunities, why not hire a car? Several car hire companies operate in Los Cristianos. Pick a 4x4 if you want to go exploring.

    Events in Los Cristianos

    For jazz fans: In July, the Canary Islands International Jazz Festival blasts into town. It puts on concerts in unique venues and outdoor spaces across the whole of the Canary Islands, and features jazz musicians from all over the world, making it one of the most renowned jazz events on the international calendar.

    Carnival: Tenerife is a fantastic place to experience your first Carnival. Hop on a bus and head over to Santa Cruz, under an hour from Los Cristianos, where the February festivities bring in the locals for days of parades, costumes, and dancing. The fiesta finishes with the biggest parade of the week, and it’s a great way to chase the winter blues away!

    Los Cristianos weather

    Temperature: Average highs of around 27°C in August.

    Best time to visit: June and July promise steady beach temperatures and lots of sunshine.

    Los Cristianos has hot summers and mild winters, and the thermometer rarely dips below 20°C even in winter. Summer weather kicks in around May, keeping temperatures up in the mid-20s. If you like it hot, then August temperatures push the mercury up to around 30°C.

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